‘Apne’ is one of those family-sports drama films which are still there in the audience’s mind where they witnessed the Deol family together. In the film, Dharmendra plays the role of a disgraced ex-boxer Baldev Chaudhary who tries to wash a stain in his boxing career through his sons Angad and Karan (Sunny & Bobby Deol). In 2007, Apne opened to a very good response throughout the country especially in the Northern territories most notably Punjab where it had a mammoth opening becoming a gigantic blockbuster in the long run. Now it has been stated that the film is all set for its sequel which will go on the floor in March or April 2021.
As per the reports, “Now 13 years down the line, Anil Sharma has finally locked the script. The film’s balance cast is yet to be decided, though. The second part will go on floors in March/April 2021 and the shooting will take place largely in Mumbai and London. The modalities are fast being worked out.”
Apne was rich in emotions and struck a chord with the family audience. Although set on the drop back of Punjab the film was also dubbed into Punjabi language.
‘Apne’ is a sports drama film directed by Anil Sharma and became the first film to feature Dharmendra and his real-life sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol together. Previously Sunny and Bobby had worked together in Dillagi (1999) and Dharmendra and Sunny had also appeared together in Sultanat (1986) and Kshatriya (1993). Kiron Kher, Shilpa Shetty and Katrina Kaif play the female leads. The film opened to an excellent response across India and emerged as a hit overseas as well.